At New England College, we’ve designed our dynamic online programs to give you the best of both worlds: a respected credential from a regionally accredited private college, and the flexibility and convenience of an interactive virtual classroom. Here’s what you can expect from your online learning experience:
NEC’s online learning platform features media-rich content, including informative video lectures, podcasts, interactive exercises, chat rooms and discussion boards.
Access course content anytime, anywhere, and consult and collaborate with classmates and professors in real-time via email and chat room.
With everything just a click away, you can schedule your weekly class assignments on your calendar and track your progress.
From virtual study groups to live discussions, you’ll interact and collaborate with your peers on projects and share your experiences and successes.
Our faculty of highly credentialed professors and real-world experts will provide you with individualized attention and feedback via our online learning platform.
A Day in the Life
Q: Walk us through a typical day of getting your coursework done. Balancing work and school, how did you get it all done?
A: So for my coursework, I scheduled it within a week. Monday and Tuesday I got all my readings done. This was between work, so I’d usually do the readings before my shifts or afterward and then Wednesday was the discussion boards. And then I would usually get the homework done on Wednesday night after the discussion boards. They usually have tests due every Sunday, so I’d try to get them done Friday afternoon or Saturday morning so I had the weekend to myself.
Q: Why did you choose NEC?
A: I wanted to get back into school, get the degree. I want to take a different step. I’ve been in theater for about 10 years now. I started really young with it and I wanted to try some new experiences, so I thought I should get a new degree at a different college. And I wanted to try accounting. I knew accounting was very flexible. I knew I could get many different jobs in many different fields because everyone needs someone to crunch numbers.
Q: What tips can you share about how you stayed on track?
A: You have to be very dedicated to the classroom. It’s all online and sometimes you want to go on a different tab and start playing games or music or something. What I would do is write down all my assignments on a piece of paper for the week and then I would actually turn off my internet when I was doing classwork so I wouldn’t get distracted by technology. I would find a quiet place in my apartment, sit down, do all the readings, do all the bookwork, and then I’d log in and turn everything on, or turn everything in.
Q: What advice would you give other students considering enrolling with NEC?
A: Be very open to new experiences and be very dedicated to what you want to do. It takes a lot of dedication and perseverance to work online. The program is pretty fast, it’s a little rigorous, but it’s worth it in the long run. Have a support system in case things get a little tough to keep you going. I know it’s easy to just call in and say, “I quit, I don’t want to go on anymore,” but stick with it and you’ll be graduating like I am.
Each course is presented in seven-week sessions. Time requirements vary by course, but you must log in to the classroom at least twice during your first week.
Students must have access to a personal desktop or laptop computer and the internet. View full system requirements here.
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